New Angels Camp Leader Is Nation’s First Female Deaf Mayor

ANGELS CAMP (CBS13) — Angels Camp has a new mayor, and she’s breaking barriers. She’s being recognized as not only the youngest member of the city council but the first female deaf mayor in American history. “I think Amanda is an inspiration to our community and an inspiration for others,” said Melissa Eeds. Amanda Folendorf,(…)

North Korean leader says he has ‘nuclear button’ but won’t use it unless threatened – Washington Post

Washington Post North Korean leader says he has 'nuclear button' but won't use it unless threatenedWashington PostBEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boasted in an annual New Year's Day speech Monday that he had a nuclear button on his desk and that the entire United States was within range of his weapons —(…)

A Statue of a Confederate General and KKK Leader Has Just Been Removed in Memphis

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — A crew removed a Confederate statue from a Memphis park Wednesday night after the city sold it to a private entity. The City Council had earlier voted unanimously to sell two parks where Confederate statues were located and crews began working right away to remove a statue of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.(…)

Xi Jinping Becomes China’s Most Powerful Leader Since Mao Zedong

The first handshake was for Jiang Zemin, China’s 91-year-old former leader, who sat immediately to Xi Jinping’s left. Then Xi, newly reaffirmed as Chinese President for another five years, strode down the ranks of top cadres seated on stage at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, shaking hands and sharing congratulations on the culmination of(…)

The Latest: Fiji’s leader disappointed by Trump decision – Washington Post

Washington Post The Latest: Fiji's leader disappointed by Trump decisionWashington PostWASHINGTON — The Latest on Donald Trump and climate change (all times EDT):. 10:40 p.m.. Fiji's prime minister, who will chair an annual climate summit in Germany in November, says he's deeply disappointed by President Donald Trump's decision to …Trump Hands the Chinese a Gift: The(…)